Category Archives: Hardanger

Spring Box Top: Finished

Y’all, I am back! I had my mutant parathyroid glands removed last week, and I already feel a hundred million times better! Hurray for not being sick! Wow, what a difference! Remember, y’all, high calcium is BAD but you can … Continue reading

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Spring Box Top

Y’all, there is a going-out-of-business sale (so sad!) at a needlework shop near me (Ginger’s NeedleArts), and I picked up some wonderful things on sale. I was inspired by some gorgeous variegated floss from The Gentle Art, and decided to … Continue reading

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More Hardanger Cards

I’ve been working on two more! Sometimes it’s really nice to have a small project that finishes quickly (These are from the Nordic Needle Hardanger Card Club). I love the colors. I need to pick borders for them. I am … Continue reading

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Hardanger Card: February

Y’all, I finished another card! I usually avoid pastels, but this one is really pretty. It’s ThreadworX, the Teeka color. It’s the “February” card because it’s originally part of a twelve-month embroidery kit club from Nordic Needle. Here is a … Continue reading

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Hardanger Card: June

I finished another hardanger card! This one is the “June” card – it was originally part of a yearlong series (you can find it here at Nordic Needle). There are a few changes from the original instructions. I miscounted on … Continue reading

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Very Pink Hardanger Card

Well, folks, I owe a whole lot of people thank you notes. So, I went and splurged on the Hardanger Card Club from Nordic Needle. It’s a lot upfront, since they aren’t offering it in monthly installments anymore. On the … Continue reading

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Hardanger Sampler 1

I felt like trying something new, so here’s the start of my Hardanger sampler! I picked stitches that looked pretty in the instructions and tried them out. Turned out great! It’s not hard, actually, though it looks really fancy. Traditionally, … Continue reading

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Punto Antico vs Hardanger

Erica asked if I was sure the piece shown in Hardanger Inspiration was hardanger and not Punto Antico. I thought I’d reply in a post since my answer was getting a little long and perhaps others would be interested too. … Continue reading

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Hardanger Inspiration

I ran across a blog, Coffeebean’s Dailies, with some amazingly beautiful hardanger photos and I wanted to share with y’all (yes, I asked for permission). Here is the photo of the entire piece: Isn’t it incredible? I think I should … Continue reading

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Hardanger Table Runner, 1910

I’ve been visiting my grandparents, so I have photos of more treasures to show you! My great-great-great-grandmother made this hardanger table runner in 1910. It’s a hundred years old! Here it is lying flat: I couldn’t get the camera to … Continue reading

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